Retired Eastbourne priest facing child sex assault charges

Robert Coles, 71, of Upperton Road, Eastbourne.'PICTURE SUPPLIED BY SUSSEX POLICE ENGSUS00120130214165004

Robert Coles, 71, of Upperton Road, Eastbourne.'PICTURE SUPPLIED BY SUSSEX POLICE ENGSUS00120130214165004

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A retired Church of England priest who lives in Eastbourne has been served with a summons alleging eight offences of indecent assault against a boy between 1974 and 1977.

Robert Coles, 74, of Upperton Road, is accused of assaulting the boy at an address in Sussex and an address in Hampshire.

Coles is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court today (Thursday April 9).